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Food Challenge #10 Results, #11 Reveal

Monday, March 11, 2013      3 comments

My husband is the Smoothie King! Last week, pressured by our house guest, Monty made different smoothies 5 nights in a row. (I'm not sure our blender has been used that much in the 15 years that we've had it.) Each and every smoothie was incr... Read more

Food Challenge #10 Reveal

Tuesday, March 05, 2013      5 comments

This week we have a house guest...my cousin is visiting from Maryland. He likes to come down during Spring Training and catch as many games as possible. Of course I'm working all week which means Monty is forced to "entertain" and "chauffeur" ... Read more

Food Challenge #9 Reveal

Monday, February 25, 2013      4 comments

Given that our master chef is on the injured reserve list, this week's challenge is chef's choice. MIRAGE727 can pick one of his favorite recipes or try a brand new one. Just make it happen before Sunday evening and enjoy!... Read more

Food Challenge #7 Results, #8 Reveal

Tuesday, February 19, 2013      3 comments

Last week's food challenge was fondue, and my honey really outdid himself. Valentine's Dinner started with a smooth, delicious cheese fondue with apples, pears, and strawberry walnut bread. It was the perfect way to start a meal - it was so go... Read more

Food Challenge #6 Results, #7 Reveal

Monday, February 11, 2013      11 comments

This past week has been very interesting. Yes, MIRAGE727 did ensure every dinner contained some protein. One of my favorites was his homemade pizza piled high with all kinds of delicious veggies, pineapple, and turkey bacon, and only 60 calori... Read more

Food Challenge #6 Reveal

Monday, February 04, 2013      7 comments

Ok, I was a little disappointed last Monday - not with the food. The Scallops on the bed of Strawberry and Spinach Salad was amazing. I found myself cutting everything up into tiny bites because I didn't want the meal to end. As one of our cl... Read more

Results of Food Challenges 4 and 5

Thursday, January 31, 2013      9 comments

Before: After: 'Nuff said.... Read more

Food Challenge #5 Reveal

Monday, January 28, 2013      4 comments

Well, I was concerned that last week would be very, very busy. Food challenge #4, Grilling, hasn't been completed yet, although I'm assured it will be tonight. (If it is, great. If not, I know it will happen when the timing is more convenient.... Read more

Food Challenge #3 Results, #4 Reveal

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      8 comments

This food challenge has been by far the best idea I've had in a long, long time. Three weeks in and I've had 3 outstanding dishes. The Cheesy Vegetable-Stuffed Eggplant was amazing. (Little sidebar - I first tasted eggplant at my bridal showe... Read more

Food Challenge #2 Results, #3 Reveal

Monday, January 14, 2013      6 comments

OMG!!! Mirage's homemade pizza far surpassed anything I was anticipating. It was so healthy and so tasty - I'm just overwhelmed that he went to all that trouble, but it was soooo worth it. This whole wheat pizza dough was jam packed with home... Read more

Food Challenge #1 Results, #2 Reveal

Monday, January 07, 2013      6 comments

First of all, I think I need to list a couple of ground rules: 1. The weekly challenge will be posted on Mondays. MIRAGE727 must complete the challenge before the next challenge is posted (or through Sunday evening). However, if one or bo... Read more

MIRAGE727 Food Challenge, Week 1

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      5 comments

Ok, here we go. Week 1 will definitely be easy - gotta achieve the early victories to get the momentum rolling. Starting next week, the weekly challenge food, recipe, or technique will be revealed on Monday. So, this week's food item is..... Read more

A Challenge for MIRAGE727

Monday, December 31, 2012      12 comments

I'm very lucky in many ways. One of them is that my husband is very, very good in the kitchen. He has made countless great tasting, healthy meals, and I'm grateful for this because I have a full time job and a rather long commute. When I get ... Read more

Spiraling

Sunday, August 14, 2011      6 comments

When you're stuck in a spiral, to change all aspects of the spin, you only need to change one thing. --Christina Baldwin... Read more

You gotta love that Florida weather!

Friday, August 05, 2011      6 comments

So, this morning when I left for work, I was heading east on Curlew (for those of you familiar with the Dunedin/Clearwater area) and I noticed that there were very few clouds in the sky and they were higher up. This excited me as I prepared mys... Read more


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